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2000
4/26-29  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at BALLYNAHINCH, CO DOWN.
PADDY HAVLIN WINS TITLE.
5/29-6/2   HOME INTERNATIONALS at MORECAMBE - WON BY IRELAND "A". 2ND SCOTLAND, 3RD ENGLAND "A".
7/17-21  34th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at BROMSGROVE. 
WILLIAM DOCHERTY WINS TITLE. 
2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD COLIN YOUNG.
TONY BOYLE WINS SECTION B.
8/14-19  42nd US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at TOLEDO, OH.
ALEX MOISEYEV, FUTURE WORLD CHAMPION, WINS HIS FIRST AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.
2ND ELBERT LOWDER, 3RD RON KING.
8/26-27   4th MSO at ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON.
GOLD - PAT Mc CARTHY, SILVER - DAVE HARWOOD,
BRONZE - CON McCARRICK.
SUMMER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
MIKE PEACH VS IAN CAWS 3-0-1 DRAW.
PEACH WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
9/16  ENGLISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BRISTOL.
ROBERT QUINTON WINS UNDER-18 SECTION.
AUTUMN. BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL.
LANCASHIRE VS MIDDLESEX  5-1-10 DRAWS.
LANCASHIRE RETAIN TITLE.
10/27-28  ENGLISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
RICHARD PASK VS. ARTHUR BUTCHER  7-0-3 DRAWS at BRISTOL.
PASK RETAINS TITLE.
10/28-11/1  12th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE FOR THE 4TH TIME.
2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD PATRICIA BREEN.
ONE GAME BETWEEN McCARTHY AND BREEN LASTED 6 HOURS.
10/31 DEATH OF FRANK H. BURGESS SNR, CLACTON-ON-SEA.
DEC.  WORLD TITLE MATCH: GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE (FREESTYLE) at ?
RON KING, BARBADOS, VS ALEX MOISEYEV, USA,  3-3-18 DRAWS.
KING RETAINS TITLE.
 
 
 
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2001
2/6 DEATH OF FRED TATLER, STOURBRIDGE, ENGLAND. A WELL-KNOWN ORGANISER AND CHARACTER IN THE GAME. HE RAN THE EDA POSTAL LEAGUE FOR SOME YEARS.
4/18-20, NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at BALLYNAHINCH.
PADDY HAVLIN and CHARLES McKENNA CO-CHAMPIONS.
4/28  DEATH OF DENNIS NYLAND, BIRMINGHAM.
5/28-6/1  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at MORECAMBE.
TOM WATSON WINS TITLE.
2ND RON KING, 3RD DAVE HARWOOD.
ROBIN JONES WINS SECTION B.
5/28-6/1  3-MOVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER MATCH.
ALEX MOISEYEV VS. BILLY DOCHERTY 5-4-11 DRAWS at MORECAMBE.
MOISEYEV WINS RIGHT TO CHALLENGE FOR 3-MOVE WORLD TITLE, HELD BY RON KING OF BARBADOS.
7/16-20  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at THURSO.
TOM WATSON WINS TITLE.
2ND PAT McCARTHY, 3RD DONALD OLIPHANT.
8/6-10  13th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at LAS VEGAS.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY. 
8/25-26  10th BRITISH AND IRISH FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP
M. DURDYEV at LONDON. (as in mso)
8/25-26,  5th MSO SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY, LONDON
GOLD - M. DURDYEV, SILVER - T. THOMAS, BRONZE - B. CAMERON
10/8-12  INTERNATIONAL MATCH .
USA VS. GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND 62-24-114 DRAWS at MORECAMBE, ENGLAND.
DATE???  13th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY. 
 
 
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2002
1/24  DEATH OF LAVERNE G. DIBBLE, AGE 66 OF ILLINOIS, USA. HE WAS A MASTER CLASS CROSSBOARD PLAYER, COMPETING IN MANY NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND STATE TOURNAMENTS, AND WAS SEVERAL TIMES ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPION.
3/11-22   US MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 MOVE.
ALEX MOISEYEV VS. ELBERT LOWDER 12-0-17 DRAWS at ICHF, PETAL, MS.
MOISEYEV WINS TITLE. GAMES PUBLISHED IN "SIXTH", BY ALEX MOISEYEV.
4/2-4  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CASTLEBAY.
W. MULLIGAN  WINS TITLE.
6/1-2  ENGLISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at BIRMINGHAM.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.
PAT McCARTHY
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6/1-2  BRITISH COMPUTER CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH at BIRMINGHAM.
NEMESIS VS WYLLIE 5-0-11 DRAWS.
NEMESIS WINS TITLE.
7/22-26  35th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN, SCOTLAND.
RON KING WINS TITLE. 
2ND ALEX MOISEYEV, 3RD HUGH DEVLIN, 4TH WILLIAM DOCHERTY, 5TH PAT McCARTHY.
MOISEYEV'S COMMENT: "THIS PARTICULAR TOURNAMENT WAS ONE OF THE STRONGEST AND TOUGHEST CHECKERS EVENTS I EVER PLAYED."
8/3-9  WORLD  COMPUTER TOURNAMENT CHECKERS CHAMPIONSHIP  at LAS VEGAS.
NEMESIS DEFEATS KINGSROW AND CAKE TO WIN THE TITLE.
8/6-11  43rd US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at LAS VEGAS.
LARRY KEENE WINS THE TITLE OF AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.
2ND ELBERT LOWDER, 3RD ED BRUCH.
CLAYTON NASH, AGED 18, WINS MAJORS.
8/14  DEATH OF DENNIS GRIFFIN, EAST KILBRIDE, AGED 68. A MEMBER OF GLASGOW DC FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND A REGULAR CHOICE FOR THE SCOTLAND NATIONAL TEAM.
8/14-18  6th MSO (MIND SPORTS OLYMPIAD) at LOUGHBOROUGH, ENGLAND.
GOLD - MUSTAFA DURDYEV, SILVER - PARAHAT DURDYEV, BRONZE - BAGTIYAR DURDYEV.
9/21-22 WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at KNIGHTON.
DAVE HARWOOD WINS TOURNEY.
10/26-30  14th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CARRICK-ON-SHANNON.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE.
2ND SEAN CRONIN, 3RD TOM WATSON.
10/11-14  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH -11 MAN BALLOT.
ELBERT  LOWDER VS. ALEX MOISEYEV 6-6-8 DRAWS at RICHMOND , KY.
LOWDER RETAINS TITLE.
11/1-3  ENGLISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP-3 MOVE.
RICHARD PASK VS. DAVE HARWOOD  9-0-7 at BRISTOL.
PASK RETAINS TITLE.
RICHARD PASK
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WINTER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
NICK McBRIDE VS IAN CAWS  2-0-3 DRAWS.
McBRIDE WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.

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2003
1/10  DEATH OF PAT McCARTHY, AGED 59  (BORN 31 DEC. 1943).
4/22-24  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at BROCAGH, CO TYRONE.
MYLES HANNIGAN WINS TITLE.
2ND CHARLES McKENNA, 3RD WILLIAM MULLIGAN.
6/2-6  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
FRED BUCKBY  WINS TITLE.
2ND PATRICIA BREEN, 3RD BRIAN LUCAS.
6/23-29   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - FREESTYLE.
RON KING  VS.  JACK FRANCIS 1-0-22 DRAWS  at BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS.
KING RETAINS TITLE.
7/21-25   SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN.
TOM WATSON  RETAINS TITLE.
2ND JOE SLOAN, 3RD JIMMY GRANT.
8/4-8  14th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT  at ANDERSON, S.C.
ALEX  MOISEYEV WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN FREESTYLE (GAYP) TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.
8/16-25  7th MSO (incorporating 11th B&I as below).
GOLD - MUSTAFA DURDYEV, SILVER -  BAGTIYAR DURDYEV, BRONZE -  PARAHAT DURDYEV.
8/ 23-24   11th BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE  CHAMPIONSHIP at MANCHESTER
MUSTAFA DURDYEV WINS TOURNEY. (as MSO above)
9/20-21  WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at KNIGHTON.
LINDUS EDWARDS WINS TITLE.
2ND TONY BOYLE, 3RD GEORGE MILLER. 
10/4-12   CZECH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at PRAGUE.
IGOR KEDER WINS TOURNEY.
10/13-22  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - 3 MOVE.
ALEX MOISEYEV VS. RON KING 8-2-25 DRAWS at COOKSTOWN, N. IRELAND.
MOISEYEV WINS THE  TITLE , AND BECOMES ONLY THE "SIXTH" PERSON TO HOLD THE WORLD 3-MOVE CROSSBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP.
GAMES PUBLISHED IN "SIXTH" , BY ALEX MOISEYEV.
10/22-26  CANADIAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
EARL MORRISON VS. L. ADAMS 8-4-15 DRAWS at ANCASTER, ONTARIO.
MORRISON WINS TITLE.
10/27-31  15th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at COOKSTOWN.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.
10/27-30 WORLD LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - 3MOVE
P.BREEN VS. J.MORTIMER 5-1-10 at COOKSTOWN, NORTHERN IRELAND
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2004
5/1-2  1st GERMAN OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at REUTLINGEN.
DONALD ("DANNY") OLIPHANT WINS TOURNEY.
5/3-5  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at HAMILTON, ONTARIO.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.
5/31-6/4  INTERNATIONAL MATCH.
USA VS. BARBADOS.
30-27-123 DRAWS (183 to 177 POINTS) at BARBADOS.
6/6-12  1st BARBADOS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ???
RON KING WINS TITLE.
6/14-18  WCDF WORLD QUALIFIER - 3 MOVE.
MEN'S - R. KING  WOMEN'S - JAN MORTIMER at BARBADOS.
WCDF YOUTH TOURNAMENT - C. NASH at BARBADOS.
7/19-23  HOME INTERNATIONALS at KNIGHTON, WALES.
WON BY IRELAND.
8/23-27  36th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at MANCHESTER
COLIN YOUNG WINS TITLE. (as MSO below)
8th MSO at MANCHESTER 
GOLD - COLIN YOUNG, SILVER - GEORGE MILLER, BRONZE - TONY BOYLE
8/2-6  44th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT, 3-MOVE, at LAS VEGAS.
ALEX MOISEYEV WINS TITLE.
8/8-12 US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMEMNT at LAS VEGAS.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.
9/25-26  WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at KNIGHTON.
LINDUS EDWARDS RETAINS TITLE.
10/25-29 16th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at COOKSTOWN.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.
 
 
 
 
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2005
4/30-5/1  2nd GERMAN OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at BERLIN 
DANNY OLIPHANT WINS TOURNAMENT FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR.
5/23-6/5  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - 3 MOVE
ALEX MOISEYEV VS. RON KING 8-3-25 DRAWS at ANDERSON, SC. MOISEYEV RETAINS TITLE.
THIS WAS THE SECOND 3-MOVE TITLE MATCH BETWEEN THESE TWO GRANDMASTERS, WITH MOISEYEV ONCE AGAIN WINNING IN A VERY DOMINATING FASHION.
6/6-10  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
S. CRONIN WINS TOURNEY.
6/18-19  ART NIEDERHOFFER US NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DUBLIN, OH.
RYAN PRONK WINS TITLE. 
6/20-24 15th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at DUBLIN OH.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.
7/18-22  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at KIRKWALL, ORKNEY.
TOM WATSON RETAINS TITLE. 
7/28  DEATH OF FORMER ACF PRESIDENT  LES BALDERSON.
8/24-28  9th MSO at MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY
GOLD - GEORGE MILLER, SILVER - D. ROBERTS,
BRONZE - C. McCARRICK. 
8/27-28  12th BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP
(as mso) at MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY 
GEORGE MILLER WINS TOURNEY.
9/24-25  WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at KNIGHTON.
GEORGE MILLER WINS TOURNEY. 
9/26-30   8th INTERNATIONAL MATCH 
USA vs GBI 71-18-111 DRAWS at LAS VEGAS , NV.
10/10-14  WORLD FREESTYLE QUALIFIER at  PRAGUE.
MENS - J. MORRISON , WOMENS - A. DURDYEVA, 
YOUTH - L. VALENTA .
10/29-11/2 17th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at LIMERICK.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY. 
LADIES WORLD MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 MOVE.
PATRICIA BREEN vs JAN MORTIMER 6-1-8 DRAWS at LIMERICK.
PATRICIA BREEN RETAINS TITLE.
 
 
 
 
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2006
4/18-20  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at
AN CREAGAN CENTRE, OMAGH, CO TYRONE.
G. OWENS WINS TITLE.
5/6-7  DANISH 3 MOVE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at COPENHAGEN.
DANNY OLIPHANT WINS TOURNEY.
6/3-11  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH    FREESTYLE
RON KING vs JACK FRANCIS 2-0-27 DRAWS at BARBADOS.
KING RETAINS TITLE.
6/17-18  ART NIEDERHOFFER US NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MEDINA, OH.
RYAN PRONK RETAINS TITLE.
6/19-24   45th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at MEDINA, OH.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.
7/17-21  37th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN, SCOTLAND.
M. DURDYEV WINS TOURNEY.
7/24-28  WORLD 3-MOVE QUALIFIER at STONEHAVEN.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY. 
8/26-27  ENGLISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP (as MSO 10)
at WESTMINSTER UNIVERSITY, LONDON
DAVE HARWOOD WINS GOLD, SILVER - C. McCARRICK,
BRONZE - MRS. J. CAWS.
9/16-17  WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at KNIGHTON.
TONY BOYLE WINS TOURNEY.
9/30-10/1 3rd GERMAN OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at REUTLINGEN.
LIAM STEPHENS WINS TOURNEY.
LIAM STEPHENS
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10/20-21  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at HAMILTON, ONTARIO.
ALEX MOISEYEV WINS TOURNEY.
10/28-11/1 18th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPat CARLOW.
M. HANNIGAN WINS TOURNEY.
AUTUMN  RICHARD PASK RESIGNS ENGLISH MATCHPLAY 
CHAMPIONSHIP PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED DEFENCE AGAINST LEN CHANDLER.
CHANDLER GAINS TITLE.
12/14  DEATH OF ELBERT LOWDER, AGE 74, OF SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA. BORN MARCH 3, 1932. LOWDER WAS THE REIGNING 11 MAN BALLOT WORLD CHAMPION AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING, BUT HE WILL BE BETTER KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE MATCH AND TOURNAMENT PLAYERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME. 
WORLD MAIL PLAY MATCH
MAC BANKS vs BILL CARTER 0-0-24
MAC BANKS vs TOM CANNING 0-0-24
MAC BANKS RETAINS TITLE
 
 
 
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2007
4/10-12  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
at COALISLAND, CO. TYRONES
SHANE McCOSKER WINS TITLE.
4/28-29  DANISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 MOVE at COPENHAGEN
GENE  LINDSAY WINS TOURNEY
5/14-18  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at MORECAMBE
JIM GRANT WINS TOURNEY.
7/16-20  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN
TOM WATSON RETAINS TITLE.
7/21-22  ART NIEDERHOFFER US NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTat LAS VEGAS
SHANE McCOSKER WINS TOURNEY.
7/22-27 16th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT
at LAS VEGAS
LUBABALO KONDLO WINS TOURNEY.  THIS VICTORY LAUNCHES SOUTH AFRICAN KONDLO ONTO THE WORLD STAGE, AND INTO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENTION.
JULY    JOHN CARDIE RELEASES NEW BOOK  "HOW TO BEAT GRANDAD AT CHECKERS"
THE CARDIE FAMILY IN LAS VEGAS, NV. US
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at DORTMUND, GERMANY
LIAM STEPHENS WINS TOURNEY FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR.
8/23-24  ENGLISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP-3 MOVE
BRIAN LUCAS VS. LEN CHANDLER 7-1-8 DRAWS AT SWANAGE.
BRIAN LUCAS WINS TITLE.
9/8-9  WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at  KNIGHTON
TERRY THOMAS WINS TOURNEY.
9/15-16 13th BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at LIMERICK. 
SHANE McCOSKER WINS TOURNEY.
9/17-21  WCDF FREESTYLE WORLD QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT at LAS VEGAS
MEN- LUBABALO KONDLO  SOUTH AFRICA 
WOMEN - JAN MORTIMER  NEW ZEALAND
YOUTH - COLTON CARDIE   USA
9/29  CHARLES WALKER'S  INTERNATIONAL CHECKER HALL OF FAME , LOCATED IN PETAL, MISSISSIPPI, IS DESTROYED BY FIRE. 
10/27-31  19th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at BUNCRANA
ALEX MOISEYEV WINS TOURNEY.
LIAM KELLY AND P J FURY at BUNCRANA , 2007
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WORLD LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - 3MOVE
AMANGUL DURDYEVA vs PATRICIA  BREEN 8-2-6 DRAWS at
AMANGUL DURDYEVA WINS TITLE.
HUGH DEVLIN AWARDING TROPHY TO AMANGUL DURDYEVA
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"Let's put it this way, Ron takes care of the rest of the world and I take care of Ron."
ALEX MOISEYEV
 
 
 
 
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2008
1/31-2/3  US 11 MAN BALLOT  NATIONAL  TOURNAMENT at ALBERMARLE , NC.
TIM LAVERTY WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN 11 MAN BALLOT TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, AND AGREES TO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH WITH SECOND PLACE FINISHER ALEX MOISEYEV. THESE TWO WOULD CONTEST TO FILL THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, VACATED BY THE DEATH OF ELBERT LOWDER.
2/16-17 CO KILDARE 3 MOVE  OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at  NAAS.
SEAN CRONIN WINS TOURNEY.
3/25-27  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at COAGH, CO TYRONE
SHANE McCOSKER WINS TITLE.
5/5-9  HOME INTERNATIONALS at KNIGHTON.
WON BY IRELAND. 
6/11  DEATH OF LOUIS VAN DEVEN, AGE 90, OF CARROLLTON , ILLINOIS. BORN APRIL 10, 1919 IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, HIS FAMILY MOVED TO AMERICA IN 1926. HE WAS ONE OF THE GAMES GREATEST PATRONS IN THE 1960'S-1980'S, PROMOTING MANY TOURNAMENTS AND PUBLISHING THE SIXTH DISTRICT NEWSLETTER AND ITS SUCCESSOR, MID-WEST CHECKERS. 
7/3-6  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - 11 MAN BALLOT.
ALEX  MOISEYEV VS. TIM LAVERTY   5-0-7 DRAWS at ALBERMARLE, NC.
MOISEYEV WINS TITLE.
Alex Moiseyev (Left) vs. Tim Laverty (Right)
Alex Moiseyev  vs. Tim Laverty
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7/19-20  ART NIEDHOFFER US NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LAS VEGAS.
CORY MODICH WINS TITLE.
7/21-26  46th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at LAS VEGAS.
ALEX MOISEYEV WINS TITLE.
AUG.   IRISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP -3 MOVE.
SHANE McCOSKER VS. MYLES HANNIGAN 6-1-9 DRAWS
McCOSKER RETAINS TITLE
8/30-31, 9/3,10 - IRISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP -FREESTYLE.
SHANE McCOSKER VS. HUGH DEVLIN 3-1-16 DRAWS at STRABANE.
McCOSKER WINS TITLE
8/23-24  GERMAN OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at KORBACH.
IGOR MARTYNOV WINS TOURNEY.
9/1-5  38th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ISLE OF WIGHT.
R. ALLICOCK WINS TITLE.
9/8-13  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  - FREESTYLE
RON KING VS. LUBABALO KONDLO 1-0-23 DRAWS at MEDINA, OHIO.
KING RETAINS TITLE.
KING (LEFT) MILLHONE(CENTER) KONDLO(RIGHT)
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"Kondlo was only on a holiday. He knew realistically he had no chance whatsoever against me. After the first four games he realised my defence was rock solid. I noticed a measure of fear had crept into his eyes, like he decided there and then he would try to draw all 24 games."
RON KING QUOTE FROM THE NATION NEWSPAPER
 
9/10-13   ENGLISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP-3 MOVE
BRIAN LUCAS VS. LEN CHANDLER  4-3-9 at SWANAGE.
LUCAS RETAINS TITLE.
9/20-21   WELSH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
(FREESTYLE) at KNIGHTON
BRIAN LUCAS WINS TOURNEY.
10/13-17   FIRST WORLD MIND SPORTS GAMES at BEIJING
GOLD MEDAL - ALEX MOISEYEV, USA
SILVER MEDAL - RON KING,  BARBADOS
BRONZE MEDAL - RAIVIS PAEGLE,  LATVIA
CLIK ARROW IN MIDDLE OF PICTURE TO SEE VIDEO OF ALEX MOISEYEV RECEIVING HIS GOLD MEDAL.
10/25-29  IRISH OPEN 3- MOVE  CHAMPIONSHIP at NAAS, CO. KILDARE
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.
11/8  DEATH OF RICHARD FORTMAN
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2009
1/1    DEATH OF ROBERT "BOB" COOPER OF DALTON GEORGIA. BORN 9/26/1935. HE WAS A MASTER PLAYER.
2/21-22  CO KILDARE 3 MOVE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - at  NAAS, Co. KILDARE
SHANE McCOSKER WINS TOURNEY.
4/14-16  NORTHERN IRELAND 3 MOVE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ARDBOE, Co. TYRONE
PADDY HAVLIN WINS TITLE.
5/11-15  ENGLISH 3 MOVE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at KNIGHTON, WALES
LINDUS EDWARDS WINS TOURNEY.
7/18-19  14th BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN, SCOTLAND.
TOM WATSON WINS TOURNEY.
7/20-24  SCOTTISH OPEN- 3 MOVE CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN.
WILLIAM DOCHERTY, INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTER, WINS TITLE.

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BILL DOCHERTY, LEFT
 
7/23-26   ITALIAN CHECKERS TEAM EVENT at FOSSANO CN.
1st ITALY, 2nd CZECH REPUBLIC, 3rd GERMANY.
8/1-2  5th ART NIEDERHOFFER US NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LEBANON TN.
JOSH ARMSTRONG WINS TITLE.
8/3-7  17th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT -FREESTYLE at LEBANON ,TN.
JIM MORRISON WINS THIS TOURNAMENT, WHICH WAS DEDICATED TO HIM. JOSH ARMSTRONG,( 17 YEARS OLD) WHO WON THE YOUTH TOURNEY, WINS SECOND PLACE IN THE MAJORS, LOSING TO AL TUCKER ON HONOR POINTS.
8/14-15   GERMAN OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 
at KORBACK, GERMANY.
INGO ZACHOS WINS TOURNAMENT.
8/21-31, 13 th MSO at LONDON, GOLD - A. BOYLE
SILVER - R. BALL, BRONZE - B. LAW
9/1-4   WORLD FREESTYLE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
at RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
RICHARD BECKWITH USA, WINS TOURNAMENT, AND WINS CHALLENGE RIGHTS FOR THE WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WOMEN'S EVENT WON BY WILMA WOOLVERTON USA, ALTHOUGH SHE LATER DECLINES TO CHALLENGE FOR THE WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
9/26-27   WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at KNIGHTON.
LINDUS EDWARDS WINS TITLE.
10/5-15  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - 3 MOVE.
ALEX MOISEYEV VS. RON KING 4-4-32 DRAWS  at MEDINA, OHIO. 
MOISEYEV RETAINS TITLE.
10/8-11   IRISH 3-MOVE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
SHANE McCOSKER VS. MYLES HANNIGAN 4-0-16 DRAWS at CLADY, Co TYRONE.
McCOSKER RETAINS TITLE.
 
 
 
TONY KOZENSKI 1977
10/24   DEATH OF TONY KOZENSKI OF NEWCASTLE, PA. USA.
MANY TIME STATE CHAMPION, AND GREAT PATRON OF THE GAME IN PENNSYLVANIA.
10/24-27  IRISH OPEN 3- MOVE  CHAMPIONSHIP at MONAGHAN.
SHANE McCOSKER WINS TOURNAMENT.
11/7   KENTUCKY OPEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at RICHMOND.
DR. ROBERT SHUFFETT WINS TITLE.
11/13-14   ALABAMA OPEN & ACF DISTRICT 5 CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HALEYVILLE, AL.
ALEX MOISEYEV WINS TOURNEY. FRANK DAVIS WINS DISTRICT 5 TITLE. LARRY POLLARD AND JOSH ARMSTRONG ARE STATE CO-CHAMPIONS. MIKE CHOATE WINS MAJORS, WILMA WOLVERTON WINS MINORS.  THIS TOURNEY WAS DEDICATED TO BASIL CASE, FORMER AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.
 
 
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